Articles for prison

St. Louise de Marillac: Organizational Genius

St. Louise de Marillac was a pioneer social worker, educator, and advocate. Her projects were implemented according to surprisingly modern standards of care and were the basis for other developments in their respective fields.

Vincentian Prison Ministry: Then and Now

Tracing some of the history of the Vincentian Family and Prison Ministry, from the time of St. Vincent to today.

A Gift for Friendship: Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Video testimony of a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul who has a gift for supporting people in desperate situations including prison visitation.

Meeting Christ in Prison #IamVincent

Father McGeough agreed, saying that, “I’ve been a priest for 40 years, and I’ve never been thanked so much for just showing up. You will get a lot of gratitude in this ministry.” AT an informational meeting in the Diocese of Trenton (New Jersey, USA) pastoral center,...
Still a stranger? The Imprisoned

Still a stranger? The Imprisoned

Why do we jail people for being poor? Why are they imprisoned? Today, half a million Americans are in jail only because they can't afford to post bail, and still more are locked up because they can't pay their debt to the court, sometimes for things as minor as unpaid...

Thrown in jail for being poor

Thrown in jail for being poor

Unfortunately such reports are becoming more and more common. "Thrown in jail for being poor: the booming for-profit probation industry"  "Many poor Americans face jail when they can’t pay steep fines for nonviolent crimes, like $1,000 for stealing a $2 beer. So...

Thrown in jail for being poor

Vincent dePaul, prisoners & reform

Given St. Vincent's legendary concern for prisoners I suspect he would be very interested in this US hot button issue today. The issue today ... "On August 12 Attorney General Eric Holder announced that federal prosecutors will circumvent federal sentencing guidelines...

Sisters of Charity – Hope behind bars

For the past four years, Rena Fernandes, SCN, has been taking concrete steps in reaching out to the women inmates of the Central Jail in Gaya on a regular basis. With a lot of enthusiasm, she went forward to look for possibilities to help these women. Initial contacts...

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